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Biroc, Joseph 1903-1996

Works: 138 works in 374 publications in 6 languages and 7,881 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Christmas films  Fantasy films  Western films  Comedy films  Parody films  Disaster films  Angel films  Populist films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Joseph Biroc
Most widely held works by Joseph Biroc
Blazing saddles by Mel Brooks( Visual )

13 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never give a saga an even break! Blazing Saddles is an iconoclastic, not-politically-correct parody; one of the 1970s most successful and popular films. Every clichéd element from every Western ever made is turned upside down and inside out, while retaining all the familiar caricatures--eh, characters--of the genre: a dance-hall girl, a gunslinger, a sheriff, and a town full of pure folk. Mel Brooks redefined film comedy and proved that even sophomoric, scatological humor could be used to ridicule prejudice, injustice, and apathy
Brian's Song( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama about the deep friendship between Gale Sayers, black halfback for the Chicago Bears, and his white teammate, Brian Piccolo, who died of cancer in 1970
Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life by Frank Capra( Visual )

43 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philanthropic director of a small savings and loan association on the verge of bankruptcy in a small American town thinks he is a failure and contemplates suicide. His guardian angel attempts to convince him that his life has been far from worthless. A comedy-drama in a fantasy framework which recapitulates Capra's major themes: the fragility of good and virtue and the ever threatening encroachment of evil
The flight of the Phoenix by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

7 editions published between 1965 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cargo plane makes a forced landing in the Sahara. The challenge: survival. The tiny band from the plane fights off thirst, Arabs, treachery, declining morale and despair. Incredibly, the plane, like the legendary phoenix that rises from its own ashes, flies again
The longest yard by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sadistic prison warden will make any sacrifice to push his prison guards' semi-pro football team to a national championship
The towering inferno by John Guillermin( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night of the dedication ceremony of the world's tallest skyscraper, a raging blaze breaks out, threatening the party-goers
Escape from the planet of the apes by Don Taylor( Visual )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelius, Zira and Dr. Milo, three apes from the future, escape from their planet as it is being destroyed and land on 20th century Earth where they are taken to the Los Angeles Zoo for examination. When Zira reveals their ability to speak to a psychologist, the apes are treated as curiosities, but when the U.S. government begins to believe their story that the Earth will eventually be inherited by apes, it decides to hunt the couple down as an evolutionary threat and tries to prevent the birth of Zira's baby
Samuel Fuller's forty guns by Samuel Fuller( Visual )

15 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cattle rancher who unlawfully rules the county with her posse of hired guns, finds herself falling in love with the new marshall who arrives to peacefully restore law and order to the land
The FBI story by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the FBI unfolds through the eyes of one of its agents. During his career he investigates gangsters, swindlers, the Ku klux klan, Nazi agents and cold war spies
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the humorous and sentimental fortunes of the four March sisters as they grew into young ladies during the harsh times of the Civil war
Robert Aldrich's Too late the hero by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

5 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed on location in the Philippines
Hush-- hush, sweet Charlotte by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

6 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte was a Southern belle preparing to elope with her married lover-- until he was murdered. Now, 37 years later, she lives alone in her mansion, slowly going mad as she is haunted by the memory of the unsolved crime and tormented by the local townspeople who believe she killed him. But when her cousin comes to visit, the skeletons begin to tumble out of the closet-- and that's when the terror really begins
China gate( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Near the end of the French phase of the Vietnam War, a group of mercenaries are recruited to travel through enemy territory to the Chinese border, to blow up an arms depot. A Eurasian smuggler, Lucky Legs, agrees to use her connections to help them, in return they agree to take her illegitimate son to America. The racist father of the boy is also part of the multinational group. Lucky Legs must use the love of a Eurasian guerilla leader, Major Cham, to get access to the base
Ulzana's raid by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scout, assigned to aid the cavalry in tracking down a band of renegade Indians, attempts to teach an idealistic young lieutenant that the only way to fight brutality is with stronger force
Fitzwilly( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Miss Vicki's rich father dies, her loyal butler, Claude Fitzwilliam, leads the household staff to rob from various businesses by charging goods to various wealthy people and misdirecting the shipments, all to keep Miss Vicki's standard of living
The killing of Sister George by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

13 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George lives with her lover, Childie, and plays a cheerful nurse in a BBC soap opera. When she finds out that her character is about to be killed off, George realizes that the only other job she can get is the voice of a cow in a children's television program. Her life begins to fall apart when Childie has an affair with a TV producer
Viva Las Vegas by George Sidney( Visual )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical about a race car driver who comes to Las Vegas hoping to win the Las Vegas Grand Prix
Hammett by Wim Wenders( Visual )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The scene is San Francisco in 1928. Dashiell Hammett has retired from his career as a Pinkerton detective to devote himself to writing fiction. An old friend calls in an old debt, and Hammett finds himself in the middle of a search for a missing girl in Chinatown."
"...All the marbles"( Visual )

2 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two female professional wrestlers and their manager set out to win the tag-team crown
Emperor of the North by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set on the Pacific Northwest railways at the height of the Depression, this is the story of how a crafty, train-hopping drifter, "A-No. 1," and his young accomplice encounter Shack, a sadistic railroad conductor who has sworn that no hobo will ride his train for free. "A" is ready to put his life at stake to become a local legend - as the first person who survived the trip on Shack's notorious train
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Blazing saddles
Alternative Names
Biroc Joe 1903-1996

Biroc Joseph 1903-1996

Biroc, Joseph F.

Biroc, Joseph F. 1903-1996

Biroc, Joseph Francis.

Joseph F. Biroc Amerikaans director of photography (1903-1996)

Joseph F. Biroc caméraman américain

Joseph F. Biroc direttore della fotografia statunitense

Joseph F. Biroc US-amerikanischer Kameramann

Τζόσεφ Φ. Μπίροκ

Джозеф Байрок

جوزف اف. بیروا


English (97)

Spanish (45)

German (13)

French (8)

Italian (7)

Polish (1)

The longest yardRobert Aldrich's Too late the heroThe killing of Sister George